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Report on certain points in the geology of Massachusetts

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Title:
Report on certain points in the geology of Massachusetts
Description:
House document number 39, a report presented to the Massachusetts House of Representatives by Edward Hitchcock discussing aspects of the geology of Massachusetts to which he was unable to give attention in his "Final Report on the Geology of Massachusetts." Subjects covered include the coal field of Bristol County and Rhode Island, beds of brown hematite and iron ore in Berkshire County, and marks of ancient glaciers in Massachusetts. Several illustrations are included, along with a map of drift and glacier striae in Hampden County, some of which are in color. Within the section on hematite and iron ore Hitchcock duplicates the text and images of his published article "Description of a brown coal deposit in Brandon, Vermont, with an attempt to determine the geological age of the principal hematite ore beds in the United States." The report includes a brief introduction by Massachusetts governor John H. Clifford to the Speaker of the House. The report is signed by Hitchcock from Amherst, Massachusetts on February 23, 1853.
Creator:
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
Date:
February 23, 1853
1853
Format:
Documents
Genre:
Reports
Location:
Amherst College Archives & Special Collections
Box 17 Folder 4 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Edward and Orra White Hitchcock Papers
Subjects:
Knowledge
Geology
Geological surveys
Hitchcock, Edward, 1793-1864
Places:
Massachusetts
Extent:
1 item (44 pages)
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Terms of Use:
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Place of origin:
Boston (Mass.)
Language:
English